Record Details

NHER Number:1595
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic, Neolithic and Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age worked flints

Summary

Fieldwalking undertaken in this field on several occasions between 1969 and 1980 has recovered a number of prehistoric worked flints. These include Mesolithic bladelet cores, flakes and a core rejuvenation flake; several Neolithic worked flints and a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 713 383
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 1969. Fieldwalking.
Fieldwalking by H. le Strange (le Strange Field 22):
Mesolithic flint bladelet cores, 1 core rejuvenating flake and waste flakes (TF 714 386 approx.). These finds were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1970.57). Identified by T. Clough (NCM). Information from (S1).

The assemblage is listed in (S2) as comprising 3 cores, 12 scrapers and 7 miscellaneous pieces.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 December 2013.

1972. Fieldwalking.
Further fieldwalking by H. le Strange (le Strange Field 22):
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age small barbed and tanged flint arrowhead (TF 714 385 approx.). Donated to the NCM (NWHCM : 1972.603.3). Identified by T. Clough (NCM). Information from (S3).
T. Clough (NCM). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 December 2013.

June 1980. Fieldwalking.
Further fieldwalking by H. le Strange (le Strange Field 22):
1 prehistoric 'pot boiler'.
Neolithic worked flints including small cores, 5 scrapers and 4 flakes.
Flints identified by J. Wymer (NAU), February 1989. The finders notes (see file) suggest that a possible Neolithic polished axe fragment and a piece of another possible axe were also found. It is possible that these were seen and found to not be axe fragments.
Previously recorded under NHER 1330 (Context 12).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • DEBITAGE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 73 NW 21.
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S2>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 212.
<S3>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age.

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